Sunday, October 10, 2010

NOTD: Sally Hansen Nail Prisms - Pink Rose Diamond

Found at my local Dollar Tree yesterday \o/ I bought two other packs, but they are vastly inferior.

In full sun by the window:

Indoor light:

Hope you have luck finding some goodies at your Dollar Trees!!

Thursday, October 7, 2010

OPI Ski Teal We Drop

When swatches and promo pics started showing up for the Swiss collection, this was my one and only lemming. I waited a couple weeks before buying it. I picked it up at my local mall's salon and also got an $18 haircut (it was awful; I should just learn to cut my own hair). I was quite giddy to have snatched this polish up: as soon as I got in the car, I took it out and admired it. Then, I promptly ignored it for a month.

Here it is now:

OPI Ski Teal We Drop

I guess it's a little darker than I would have liked. But a dark teal was missing from my collection, so no biggie!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

OPI Shrek Forever After and Hong Kong Collections

I recently went through my entire stash and swatched all of my polish, so that's why all the spam lately :)

Here are the polishes I picked up from the Shrek and HK collections earlier this year:

Shrek Forever After

Fiercely Fiona - I thought I wouldn't like this on my nails, but I actually do! Imagine that.

Funky Dunkey - Actually, I keep forgetting if it's Funkey Dunkey or Funky Dunkey

Rumple's Wiggin' - After seeing the movie on my recent flight across the pond, I would have to say that Rumplestiltskin really was wigging out in the beginning of the movie.

What's with the Cattitude - Puss's part in the movie was really subdued :( He was super cute as a fat (I mean, "fancy") kitty though...

Hong Kong Collection

Jade is the New Black - I really like this shade, but I'm wondering why I haven't worn it in a while...

Lucky Lucky Lavender - I was really excited to get this colour, but once I had it on, I felt it clashed with my skin tone a bit :(

Pearl of Wisdom over Essie St Lucia Lilac - I don't like wearing this polish on its own, but I love it over light purples!

Macro of PoW over Essie St LL

Suzi Says Feng Shui - like JitNB, I'm wondering why I don't wear this more often!

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

AA Butter, California Trooper, Office

I decided to do real swatches of my American Apparel polishes:

AA Butter - I prefer this over ChG Lemon Fizz, but still think it's rather stark to wear to work.

AA California Trooper - I had lemmed pretty hard for this polish, and after getting it, I hated to admit that it wasn't quite right for my skin tone :( I'll give it another try in the winter months when I'm paler, but I may have to put this in my swap/gift pile!

AA Office - I wasn't going to pick this up initially because of the reports on its poor application, but once I was at the store and saw the price was 3 for $15 or $6 each, I just HAD to buy a third polish. This stood out most to me, as I was going through a mint green phase at the time, and I'm so glad I got it. I think I can pull it off at work because it's just ever so dusty :)

I'd like to get more of these polishes, but
a) I truly resent going into that store, and
b) I am almost just waiting for them to declare bankruptcy and just sweep in and buy all the polish on sale. Does that make me a bad person? O_o

Monday, October 4, 2010

China Glaze Bogie and Hey Doll

I originally only picked up Emerald Fitzgerald and Ingrid from the Vintage Vixen collection, but when I went to pick up my Orly Cosmix FX polishes, there was a $1 off 2 ChG coupon available and Bogie and Hey Doll were just sitting there.

I'm not sure how much I like these, but they ended up only being around $3 each, so I decided to just keep them.

China Glaze Bogie

China Glaze Bogie - macro

China Glaze Hey Doll

Friday, October 1, 2010

OPI Absolutely Alice

I passed on AA when I first saw it in stores. While on vacation last week in Edinburgh, I stumbled upon a Sallys going out of business. Their OPI was 2.99 GBP and they had 4 bottles of AA just sitting there. I bought 2 thinking I would just hang on to them for swapping.

However, after spending the night doing and re-doing manicures, I decided to just try it out and see if maybe it would grow on me.

Uh HELLO? Pictures do not do this polish justice... it is just redonk sparkly with a couple coats of SV like... woah!

I don't even know why I thought I wouldn't like it before... I'm just glad I tried it!